Hard walks are 12 – 20km in length and typically involve walking on and off tracks through undulating terrain with sustained climbs and descents. May involve rough terrain, thick scrub and/or rock scrambling. Typically 20km would take 6 to 8 hours (walking time). Applies to walks with a shorter distance but with difficult terrain or long walks which are less difficult.
The walk grades on the where2walk directory are provided as a guide only. A range of individual factors can affect the actual grade such as size and mix of party, individual fitness and experience levels, weather conditions.